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ArtsBeat: Book Review Podcast: ‘Guantánamo Diary’ 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:08:21 GMT 
    Mark Danner discusses “Guantánamo Diary,” by Mohamedou Ould Slahi, and David Adam discusses his book, “The Man Who Couldn’t Stop.”

Jack Leggett, Friend to Writers, Dies at 97 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:17:44 GMT 
    Mr. Leggett was a longtime director of the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a mentor to many well-known authors.

The Shortlist: Katherine Heiny’s ‘Single, Carefree, Mellow,’ and More 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:37:06 GMT 
    New books by Katherine Heiny, Megan Mayhew Bergman, Mark Kurlansky and Shelly Oria.

Paperback Row 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:36:52 GMT 
    Paperback books of particular interest.

Editors’ Choice 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:36:00 GMT 
    Recently reviewed books of particular interest.

‘Ideas of Order,’ by Neil L. Rudenstine 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:57 GMT 
    A guide to Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, and an argument that they contain an underlying narrative.

Open Book: Reading in Transit 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:56 GMT 
    The photographer Reinier Gerritsen captures the reading habits of New York’s subway riders.

Scott Blackwood’s ‘See How Small’ 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:55 GMT 
    Inspired by real events, Scott Blackwood’s novel imagines the aftermath of the murder of three teenage girls.

David Adam’s ‘The Man Who Couldn’t Stop’ 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:54 GMT 
    A guide to the science of obsessive-compulsive disorder, offered by a sufferer.

‘They Eat ­Horses, Don’t They?’ by Piu Marie Eatwell 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:47 GMT 
    Debunking the myths and stereotypes about France.

‘The Sacrifice,’ by Joyce Carol Oates 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:47 GMT 
    In Joyce Carol Oates’s novel, a teenage girl is the alleged victim of a brutal rape.

‘The Girl From Human Street,’ by Roger Cohen 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:46 GMT 
    From Lithuania to South Africa, England, America and Israel, a journalist chronicles his family’s story of repeated upheaval.

‘The Girl on the Train,’ by Paula Hawkins 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:45 GMT 
    A psychological thriller of intersecting lives and betrayals.

Letters: ‘Among the Disrupted’ 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:44 GMT 
    Readers respond to a recent essay by Leon Wieseltier.

Crime: Tom Cooper’s ‘The Marauders,’ and More 
  Fri, 30 Jan 2015 17:35:34 GMT 
    Every last one of the gaudy characters in Tom Cooper’s first novel, “The Marauders,” has a story to tell about life on the Gulf Coast.
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